Source Information Western Australia, Public Service Lists, 1871-1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: Western Australia Blue Book Set 1, 1871–1905. CD-ROM. Ridgehaven, South Australia: Gould Genealogy & History, 2009.

About Western Australia, Public Service Lists, 1871-1905

Public service lists, or “Blue Books,” contain names of individuals who were employed by the government or otherwise involved in governmental activities. They include a wide range of employees: civil officers and colony officials, from members of Parliament to gaolers and meteorologists; members of the medical board; law officers, judges, sheriffs, and clerks of the courts; land agents and cattle inspectors; public works employees; ecclesiastical leaders; educational leaders; and even pensioners. If your ancestor had a job in any way connected to the government of Western Australia, the church, or in education, this database will be worth exploring.

Information varies, but you might find the office they held, districts they worked for, and dates they were appointed to office.